Lee Yubi joins Tailor for her big screen debut
Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) is set to appear on the big screen for the first time in Tailor, a Joseon-era movie about the artisans responsible for outfitting the royal family. She’ll replace newcomer Yeon Ye-ji, who suddenly stepped down from the role of royal concubine and rival to the queen.
The star-studded sageuk film will “combine elements of love, talent, jealousy and desire.” Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994’s Chilbongie) plays the king, who will juggle his relationships with the queen, portrayed by Park Shin-hye (Heirs), and his concubine. (Baller!)
Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) stars as the master tailor whose position is challenged by a young upstart, played by Go Soo (Empire of Gold), with genius clothes-making ability. He is discovered and brought to the palace by a nobleman, portrayed by Ma Dong-seok (Shut Up Flower Boy Band).
The king and queen get mixed up in some complicated affairs due to the garments made by the team of royal tailors. I’ve got my reservations about the story, but plots have sounded worse and have been successful. If anyone can pull off the conflict between the central characters–the innately talented young designer daring to reach out of his class to make clothes for the royals and the established tailor who has serviced the royal family for decades–Go Soo and Han Seok-kyu can.
The film will be produced by Bidangil (A Werewolf Boy, The Chaser) and helmed by Lee Won-suk (Men: An Operating Manual). Shooting begins February 21.
Via TV Report
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